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Christianity in the Apostolic Age – A.C. McGiffert

Today’s free book is a substantial treatment of the history of Christianity in the Apostolic period by Arthur Cushman McGiffert.

My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

Arthur Cushman McGiffert [1861-1933], A History of Christianity in the Apostolic Age. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1897. Hbk. pp.680. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  1. The Origin of Christianity
    1. Judaism
    2. John the Baptist
    3. Jesus
  2. Primitive Jewish Christianity
    1. The New Beginning
    2. Pentecost and the Earliest Evangelism
    3. The Life of the Primitive Disciples
    4. The Conflict with Judaism
    5. The Widening Field
  3. The Christianity of Paul
  4. The Work of Paul
    1. The Roman World
    2. The First Three Years of Paul’s Christian Life
    3. Paul in Syria and Cilicia
    4. The Evangelization of Galatia
    5. The Conflict with Judaizers
    6. The Evangelization of Macedonia
    7. The Evangelization of Achaia
    8. The Evangelization of Asia
    9. Troule in the Church of Corinth
    10. Paul’s Final Visiti to Corinth, and his Epistle to the Romans
    11. Paul’s Final Visit to Jerusalem and his Arrest and Imprisonment
    12. Paul in Rome
    13. The Companions and Disciples of Paul
  5. The Christianity of the Church at Large
    1. The Common Conception of the Gospel
    2. The Christianity of the Epistle to the Hebrews
    3. The Christianity of the First Epistle of Peter
    4. The Christianity of the Johannine Writings
    5. The Radical Paulinism of the Gnostics and Other Sectaries
    6. The Christian Life
  6. The Developing Church
    1. James and the Church of Jerusalem
    2. Peter and the Church of Rome
    3. John and the Church of Asia
    4. The Church and the Empire
    5. The Unity of the Church
    6. The Developing Organization
  • Index Chronological Tale

Main image: A typical Western image of the Pentecost. Duccio di Buoninsegna (1308). Source: Wikipedia.

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